Former Hints Editor, Akudo Abengowe Releases Debut Novel ‘River Girl’

Posted on December 3, 2020

Ms. Akudo Abengowe, former editor of Hints and Beauty Box Magazines’ and former General Editor of Truetales Publications (Hints, Beauty BOX, Hello Nigeria and Complete Fashion), has launched her debut mini-novel titled RIVER GIRL.

River Girl, an African Literary Fiction, details some of the African myths, and our sometimes not-too-familiar ties with them.

According to the author, “River Girl is a subtle tale bestriding the past and the present. It has one foot in the prehistoric universe. It deals with a belief that existed when the supernatural world was an extension of daily human existence, and there was no as science we know it.

River Girl is an exhaustive and expressive account of the life of an upwardly mobile woman, Akwaugo and a seemingly family inheritance which she only discovered in her prime as a result of incessant pains and rejections. The novel explores our readiness to embrace our African culture, accept it and acknowledge it without necessarily conforming to it.

Akudo noted that it took her a long time to write River Girl even though the story had been in her head for years.

“I had to consider a lot of factors, including my faith, but at the end of the day, it is a good story and every good story deserves to be told,” she said.

Akudo added that River Girl will get every reader thinking and evaluating their lives as well as probably investigating their family lineage.

Akudo started her writing career in 2000 as an undergraduate through the Hints T&B Mini Series and had 3 published mini-novels to her credit.

She also worked for years as a writer across Creative Writing, Fashion & Beauty writing, Scriptwriting and Content Development.

Akudo besides working in TTP also created so many magazines such as HF Magazine, UFO Magazine and Addictive Magazine.

She’s currently exploring Acting, Directing and Integrated Marketing Communications.

The short novel River Girl is available for $3.99 on Amazon through this link

It is also available on Okada Books for N1,000 through this link

River Girl also sells for N1,000 in book stores Hub Media, CSS Bookshop and Terra Kulture, amongst other book stores.

The novel is a must read and comes with Akudo’s over 20 years’ experience in fiction and creative writing.

Your feedbacks can get to Akudo through her social media handles: Facebook @akudopeggy , Twitter @akudoabengowe and IG @akuabengo

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